It was my first day back to work today! In keeping with all those “first day” photos floating around social media, here are the things you should know about me: my favorite subject is lunchtime. My best friend is Martin. I like the color purple and I want to be an independently wealthy woman when I grow up. I’m 36 years old.
Last summer, Martin was hired by an insurance company over here. They were impressed with his banking/accounting education and experience from the United States, but still required him to get officially certified thru the German system.
My coworker lost a bet, and is now wearing a giant red-and-white polka dot Minnie Mouse bow here at the office. Because we are located in the attic of a building with no elevators, we RARELY get visitors. We can go FOR WEEKS without anyone coming up to see us.
I swear, these people at work know exactly how to drive up my anxiety.
“So, the power may go out in the building at some point in the next hour. We don’t know when exactly, or if it’ll even happen, and it shouldn’t fry your computer, but whatever you are working on, just be sure it’s saved, okay?”
And WE get a recognized marriage! And YOU! And YOU! AND YOU! WE ALL GET A RECOGNIZED MARRIAGE! YEA!!! And I’m really glad my expat friends can now move to America with their spouses if they wish!! Continue reading →
My bosses were so excited to have me back at the office after my vacation, they immediately booked me on a last-minute business trip to Italy. I’m now at the airport watching the planes come and go before I leave.
Meanwhile, Martin, Syenna, and the kids spent the day at a chocolate factory.